In the name of God,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful
52:1 By the Mount (of Revelation);
52:2 By a Decree inscribed
52:3 In a Scroll unfolded;
52:4 By the much-frequented Fane;
52:5 By the Canopy Raised High;
52:6 And by the Ocean filled with Swell;-
52:7 Verily, the Doom of thy Lord will indeed come to pass;-
52:8 There is none can avert it;-
52:9 On the Day when the firmament will be in dreadful commotion.
52:10 And the mountains will fly hither and thither.
52:11 Then woe that Day to those that treat (Truth) as Falsehood;-
52:12 That play (and paddle) in shallow trifles.
52:13 That Day shall they be thrust down to the Fire of Hell, irresistibly.
52:14 "This:, it will be said, "Is the Fire,- which ye were wont to deny!
52:15 "Is this then a fake, or is it ye that do not see?
52:16 "Burn ye therein: the same is it to you whether ye bear it with patience, or not: Ye but receive the recompense of your (own) deeds."
52:17 As to the Righteous, they will be in Gardens, and in Happiness,-
52:18 Enjoying the (Bliss) which their Lord hath bestowed on them, and their Lord shall deliver them from the Penalty of the Fire.
52:19 (To them will be said:) "Eat and drink ye, with profit and health, because of your (good) deeds."
52:20 They will recline (with ease) on Thrones (of dignity) arranged in ranks; and We shall join them to Companions, with beautiful big and lustrous eyes.
52:21 And those who believe and whose families follow them in Faith,- to them shall We join their families: Nor shall We deprive them (of the fruit) of aught of their works: (Yet) is each individual in pledge for his deeds.
52:22 And We shall bestow on them, of fruit and meat, anything they shall desire.
52:23 They shall there exchange, one with another, a (loving) cup free of frivolity, free of all taint of ill.
52:24 Round about them will serve, (devoted) to them. Youths (handsome) as Pearls well-guarded.
52:25 They will advance to each other, engaging in mutual enquiry.
52:26 They will say: "Aforetime, we were not without fear for the sake of our people.
52:27 "But God has been good to us, and has delivered us from the Penalty of the Scorching Wind.
52:28 "Truly, we did call unto Him from of old: truly it is He, the Beneficent, the Merciful!"
52:29 Therefore proclaim thou the praises (of thy Lord): for by the Grace of thy Lord, thou art no (vulgar) soothsayer, nor art thou one possessed.
52:30 Or do they say:- "A Poet! we await for him some calamity (hatched) by Time!"
52:31 Say thou: "Await ye!- I too will wait along with you!"
52:32 Is it that their faculties of understanding urge them to this, or are they but a people transgressing beyond bounds?
52:33 Or do they say, "He fabricated the (Message)"? Nay, they have no faith!
52:34 Let them then produce a recital like unto it,- If (it be) they speak the truth!
52:35 Were they created of nothing, or were they themselves the creators?
52:36 Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, they have no firm belief.
52:37 Or are the Treasures of thy Lord with them, or are they the managers (of affairs)?
52:38 Or have they a ladder, by which they can (climb up to heaven and) listen (to its secrets)? Then let (such a) listener of theirs produce a manifest proof.
52:39 Or has He only daughters and ye have sons?
52:40 Or is it that thou dost ask for a reward, so that they are burdened with a load of debt?-
52:41 Or that the Unseen in it their hands, and they write it down?
52:42 Or do they intend a plot (against thee)? But those who defy God are themselves involved in a Plot!
52:43 Or have they a god other than God? Exalted is God far above the things they associate with Him!
52:44 Were they to see a piece of the sky falling (on them), they would (only) say: "Clouds gathered in heaps!"
52:45 So leave them alone until they encounter that Day of theirs, wherein they shall (perforce) swoon (with terror),-
52:46 The Day when their plotting will avail them nothing and no help shall be given them.
52:47 And verily, for those who do wrong, there is another punishment besides this: But most of them understand not.
52:48 Now await in patience the command of thy Lord: for verily thou art in Our eyes: and celebrate the praises of thy Lord the while thou standest forth,
52:49 And for part of the night also praise thou Him,- and at the retreat of the stars!
The Holy Quran
Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali